Bone plates, screws and screwdriver for reconstructive surgery, United States, 1996

Made:
1996 in United States

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Titanium alloy bioplate, screws and screw driver for reconstructing the face. Graduated black perspex background.
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Titanium alloy bioplate, screws and cam tightener, by Codman, Johnson & Johnson, United States, 1996. Used for facial reconstruction (see note).

Used for reconstructive surgery of the face, these bone plates, screws and screwdriver are made from an alloy of titanium. The plates are known as bioplates and are used specifically to stabilise the skull. The mesh material can also be manipulated over 3-D shapes.

Materials like titanium are used for internal surgery as the human body does not recognise them and so the immune system will not reject implants made from them.

Details

Category:
Metallurgy
Object Number:
2000-309
Materials:
plastic (unidentified), stainless steel, titanium alloy
type:
bone plate
credit:
Codman, Johnson & Johnson Medical Limited

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